Man arrested for conning jazz great Cecil Taylor out of $500,000

August 12, 2014 7:06 PM

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A New York man suspected of conning jazz legend Cecil Taylor out of $500,000 (£294,118) has been arrested on a charge of grand larceny.

Prosecutors claim contractor Noel Muir befriended the celebrated pianist while working on a Brooklyn neighbour's home and won his trust, leading Taylor to invite him on a trip to Japan last year (13), when he was awarded the Inamori Foundation's prestigious Kyoto Award and a $500,000 cash gift. Muir...

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